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おお、3月にブリュッセルでクリス・ウェアのカートゥーン・オペラ・プロジェクトの演奏会が!

Lint, the new strip cartoon opera project from composer Walter Hus is the ideal way to get to know the greatest cartoon genius of the last twenty years, Chris Ware. The book of the same name sketches the complete life story of a Jordan Wellington Lint (Acme Novelty Library Volume 20), who is remarkable for his wrong choices and missed opportunities. It was the leitmotivs, counterpoints and other musical elements in this ingeniously constructed cartoon that caught the attention of Walter Hus. Together with Angélique Willkie and Spectra Ensemble, he converts this fabulous work into a real cartoon concert.

Walter Hus is artist in residence at Namahn.
(via KVS, Brussels, Belgium)




LINT: the legendary strip ‘lint’ by Chris Ware with music of Walter Hus
2 & 3 March – 20:30 – KVS_Box, Brussel

クリス・ウェア vs 小津安二郎

In the fall of 2008, Cinefamily presented an ambitious retrospective of the films of Yasujiro Ozu.  Chris Ware illustrated the cover of their 2008 Nov/Dec calendar, a beautiful tribute to Yasujiro Ozu’s Tokyo Story/東京物語 (1953). And the poster is now on sale.

TANK TANKURO: PREWAR WORKS 1934-1935
by GAJO SAKAMOTO
阪本牙城 “タンク・タンクロー”

A classic pre-war manga by Gajo Sakamoto which prefigures Astro Boy, translated into English.  256pgs (including 16 pages of interpretive text) / Full Color,Hard Cover with Book Case. 
It will be published by Presspop Inc. on June, 2011.
COVER DESIGN BY: CHRIS WARE



AN EAST MEETS WEST LEGENDARY AND MIND BLOWING LIVE SHOW OF JAPANESE ALTO SAXOPHONE FREE JAZZ EXTRAORDINAIRE: AKIRA SAKATA, MEMBERS OF THE BAND TORTOISE: JEFF PARKER & JOHN HERNDON, AND NATE MCBRIDE.


Sakata/ Parker/ McBride/ Herndon
In a babble” 12” vinyl x 2 (Limited)

Live at Umbrella Music Festival, The Hideout, Chicago / November 7th, 2009. Artwork by John Herndon. Hand letterpressed by Jeff Mueller (June of 44, Shipping News) of Dexterity Press.
Release Date: May, 2011

Also from Presspop Inc. 



The Cameraman (This American Life)

A television experiment. Cartoonist Chris Ware teams up with his animator, John Kuramoto, to make a cartoon version of a true story. Jeff Potter tells the story to host Ira Glass: about an art project, a bunch of first-graders, and how being behind the camera can rob you of your humanity even if the camera’s not real. Chris and John supply the visuals.

A video put together by Chris Ware for  “This American Life — Live!”

The song in the video is “Eugene” by Andrew Bird. Animation by John Kuramoto.